Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes. Two more albums came from that passing of ideas Shriek (released 2015) and Tween (released 2016). Ever evolving, Wye Oak continues to push the standards of expectations which is why they are so important to the indie-pop landscape.